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by splosh
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 506
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Re: Spark Plugs

and how they are assembled in China ??!!
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by splosh
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 506
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Re: Spark Plugs

C19F4298-9A94-459E-893D-A853E65E1DED copy.jpg This photo is of fake ones currently for sale on Ebay. 34CECA0D-B12A-42A0-B559-32CE4975FB4E_4_5005_c.jpeg In this case the Fake ones have blue logo, and genuine ones have black logo and black insulator bands. 30D510B3-DAB1-4E3C-AFAD-CA12B5208F5E copy.jpg
by splosh
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 506
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Re: Spark Plugs

Simon, if you have any doubt and think they are fake - then you could be correct. I bought some NGK plugs for my other car (aston martin V8) from Ebay. I ran the car last June after fitting them on a very long European road tour. Firstly we thought it was the E5 / E10 fuel abroad for the coughing an...
by splosh
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 74
Views: 4392
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Re: Chassis 850062

from "Xkedata.com"

" In the early seventies the bonnet was replaced with the standard inside lock and pressed louvered type, "
by splosh
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 74
Views: 4392
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Re: chassis 62

Some enhanced photos of the cylinder head (click to expand): 2016: You can see another number under the new one - specifically between the 6 and 9. Also notice the dash is just a straight line whereas the Factory always used the number 1 on its side for that. Also the roughness of the casting has b...
by splosh
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 74
Views: 4392
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Re: chassis 62

You think it's been re-bodied in the past Clive - I see the points you indicate . More than one of those about by now I would have thought . You can't really get away from it can you. Reminds me of a certain red roadster which is in that photo from Browns lane. I was looking at the XKE data stats t...
by splosh
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 74
Views: 4392
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Re: chassis 62

This car is not original. Its been recently altered to make it look like an early car with alterations to the Boot hinges. Previously it wore later style hinges when it was a Red car. and the boot drain outlet is as per later cars being on the side. And now the car has been recreated to appear to be...
by splosh
Wed May 13, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unknown Engine Part
Replies: 14
Views: 1342
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Re: Unknown Engine Part

It looks like its off a Motorbike possibly.
Possibly given back to you in error by the platers, if you used them.
by splosh
Mon May 04, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify what this spring is for
Replies: 7
Views: 835
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Re: Trying to identify what this spring is for

I was right...... found it here.... back in 2015
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by splosh
Mon May 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify what this spring is for
Replies: 7
Views: 835
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Re: Trying to identify what this spring is for

I have seen this before and now trying to remember.
I am sure it was a modification for the brake pedal return. ?? Possibly a service mod.
by splosh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey
Replies: 11
Views: 1130
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Re: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey

I used this guy and an excellent job.

Joseph Galea
T/A JLN Sandblasting
Smithers Farm
A281 Guilford Road
Rudgwick
West Sussex,
RH12 3BX
Mobile
07771 766762
Web
www.jlnsandblasting.co.uk
Email
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by splosh
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best car cover?
Replies: 27
Views: 12663
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Re: Best car cover?

Automotive topcoats are supposed to be waterproof....micro blisters are caused by moisture being trapped during the painting process.......A cover does not cause moisture to get under the paint ......Steve What painting process?. The last previous time the car was painted was 1986 at the factory. T...
by splosh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best car cover?
Replies: 27
Views: 12663
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Re:Best Car Cover

The best car cover is none at all unless you have a heated and dehumidified garage . All fabric covers, however breathable the material, harbour moisture , and this is one of the commonest causes of microblistering. If you want to cover it, I suppose that one of the ventilated carcoon type devices ...
by splosh
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body tag
Replies: 11
Views: 2104
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Re: Body tag

Ditto for Todd.
Excellent Tag. I Should of gone to him first !
by splosh
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump
Replies: 13
Views: 1871
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Re: Mysterious holes nearby the fuel pump

This photo is from a June 1961 body shell which has just been cleaned back to bare metal and only shows two holes. https://i.postimg.cc/9XT1nhN0/A6-B0388-F-6-D45-486-D-8-D45-BA63-A0260496.jpg and, just for reference I took a photo of the opposite side... https://i.postimg.cc/3Rw5ZwZk/F95102-D7-6385-...
by splosh
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Silver Cad aerosol
Replies: 7
Views: 1030
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Re: Silver Cad aerosol

I Bought and used some of their Alluma Blast Aerosol for an aluminium alternator. It's very similar as the Hammerite brand which I also had on the shelf and compared. However, I found as long as you let their coating thoroughly dry for a few weeks to cure the coating becomes durable. And a year late...
by splosh
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Period photos, some interesting points
Replies: 9
Views: 1459
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Re: Period photos, some interesting points

29 XKE (850029), the white car shown built June 1961 clearly has the correct boot hinges but certainly appears to have the incorrect boot drain hole(s) in the photo shown. That car should have the single central drain hole (tube) to boot lid for that period. It appears to wear a incorrect body in my...
by splosh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door top chrome finisher question
Replies: 1
Views: 589
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Door top chrome finisher question

Hi all, Noticed that a particular very early E Type had the door top chrome finisher without the crease line. Is this correct for this early car? As I thought the early cars should have the finisher with the crease line ? Can anyone clarify please? https://i.postimg.cc/1zffJD1S/7-F0-G0kfr-T3e-Wi-K7-...
by splosh
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'
Replies: 30
Views: 3586
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Re: Clutch slave cylinder 'aftermarket' or 'standard'

Whenever any of my brake or clutch cylinders - master/slaves/servos - get to the end of their life, I just strip them down and send them off to get them re-sleeved with stainless steel bores, which are kept as spares. Once they are fitted they will continue to provide a much greater lifespan of use...
by splosh
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 6905
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Re: Cover for car

Im not a guarantor, only trying to be helpful. It happened to me. Hey Ho.